Oct 29 2013

Win It!! Something You’d Never Buy for Yourself Contest // Acoustic iPhone Speaker ($642.00 Value)

Be the trendiest party host or the coolest guy on the block with this one-of-a-kind Acoustic iPhone Speaker.  This is one of those gifts you’d never buy for yourself but totally something you’d love to have in your home.

Gramophone iPhone

So in order to get this gift in the hands of our most devoted Gift Insider user, we’ve partnered up with ReAcoustic.com and are giving away a Curved Neck Magnavox Acoustic iPhone Speaker Dock to one lucky winner!  The speakers require no batteries or cords, and are completely acoustic. Values at $642.00 and is sure to make for an amazing party!

Vintage metal Magnavox gramophone horn with copper bell & brass curved neck, mounted to a Walnut base. Handmade, only 1 available. 


1. Sign up on top of homepage to become a member of The Gift Insider – Sign-in/Sign-up (Required)

2. Like us on –  Facebook (Required)

3. Comment on this post the first song that you would play on your NEW Acoustic iPhone Speaker! (Required)


  • Tweet about the contest & include a picture of your current speakers (or lack of speakers!) and why you deserve the Acoustic iPhone Speaker!
  • Post this link to any form of social media (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, Facebook) with a brief explanation why you deserve the speaker and tag #thegiftinsider

(make sure to include in your comment below so we know to give you extra pts!)


  • Sweepstakes will go from today, Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST to Friday November 29th at 9:00 AM EST
  • We will pick one winner at random within 72 hours of the close date and contact you via email
  • Winner will win a Acoustic iPhone Speaker ($642 value).
  • Again, BIG thanks to ReAcoustic.com for providing this awesome handmade, one-of-a-kind prize!

GOOD LUCK, THANKS FOR ENTERING! – Lindsay & The Gift Insider Team


Oct 16 2013

TGI Presents Soundwave Art // Dedicated Post

Perfect unique idea for a wedding gift, baby gift or romantic gift.  Check out their site directly at Soundwave Art or our product page for a 15% off code on TGI.


Oct 9 2013

Gift-Giving Expert Tips // What to Give for Bosses Day

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National Bosses Day is coming up soon, October 16th to be exact. Make a positive impression on your boss and show your upmost appreciation for him or her by giving them the perfect gift. So what is the perfect gift? Check out some Gift Insider gifts below, chosen with your boss in mind.

John Hancock Coffee // Customized Coffee

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Activity & Sleep Tracker // FitBit

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Driftwood Dock // Uncommon Goods

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Leather Monogrammed Journal // Gift Tree

Leather Journal




Oct 3 2013

#FashionSpeak // Our chat with D:Hive Founder, April Boyle

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We had an awesome time chatting with D:Hive founder, April Boyle, about all the cool things they are doing to help small businesses start up at the first annual Fashion Speak Detroit event.

We totally love what they doing: helping creative, small business types learn the ropes on how to start up and what it really takes to make it.  We also love all the awesome and unique companies that they are helping bring into the Detroit community.  And we’re pumped to help get the word out about them too.

“People want local, they want to buy small, they want to spend their money on things they can believe in.”   We TOTALLY agree, and can’t wait to keep hearing about all the cool companies that D:Hive churns out.


Oct 3 2013

DIY Gift Ideas // 52 Reasons We Love You

We’re not going to lie, this isn’t a quick an easy DIY, but it’s one that is going to mean the world to someone.  We can guarantee it.

What to do:  

1. Cut and place sticky notes on each card

2. Write 52 “Reasons I/We Love You” on each card (if your handwriting isn’t best, print them off and glue)

3. Hole punch entire deck of cards all in the same corner and use binder ring (staples) to keep together

4. Design and print label for cover or write with sharpie

DIY 52 Reasons We Love You


Oct 2 2013

CityLoft Pop Up // The Gift Insider + Somerset Collection + StyleShack Partner in Detroit

CityLoft Pop Up Shop




On November 22nd & 23rd, we are hosting a holiday pop up shop with Somerset Collection’s CityLoft in Downtown Detroit.  Myself along with Rachel from Styleshack.com get the lucky job of handpicking select local gift and apparel vendors to add to the Somerset mix.

This 2-day Pop Up will be nothing like your typical holiday market, but a highly curated shopping “experience.”  Think mini manis, charm bars, mixologists, DJ’s, and a vendor mix of Uptown (Somerset’s super schmancy national retail stores) meets Downtown (our handpicked local boutiques and independent companies.)

We are scoping out the scene for the best local retailers and companies to add to the mix. If you are interested or know of a company or shop that might be a good fit, email me at Lindsay@thegiftinsider.com

Everyone else, keep your eyes out, we’ll be updating a ton about the event, and SAVE THE DATE!


Oct 2 2013

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Ketel & Soda

Super easy DIY gift to cheer some up!  Get lemons, soda, Ketel (or their Vodka of choice) and wrap up a cute ribbon, card or any extra little treats.  Whole gift can be gotten at the gas station!

When Life Hands You Lemons Make Vodka Soda





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